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traveling for the holiday. more than 20,000 hot air balloons kicked off the balloon festival. >> a little crowded. it's amazing. the largest of its kind. >> that will do it for me. thanks for watching "around the world." "cnn newsroom" starts now. a man is on the loose after killing a woman and a child and burning down a house. the woman's two children are missing. the man hunt across california, up next. a quiet rural community is shattered after a man opens fire at a town hall meeting. the alleged shooter, man who police say held a grudge against the town. then a-rod had been suspended for involvement in a banned drug operation. could baseball have done more to
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prevent this? police discover a horrible scene. this is inside a burned out southern california home. once firefighters put out this raging fire, a woman and child were found dead inside. police believe a friend of the mother's took off with two other children. the home is about 40 miles east of san diego. now an amber alert is out for the kids. a 16-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother. i want to bring in miguel. you have a homicide investigator joining you to talk a bit more about what we have learned and where do we think the kids might be. >> reporter: it's a very, very complicated situation and investigators want to get as much information out about james dimaggio. they believe he has the two kids him. an amber alert is out on this
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side of the border and on the side of mexico. what can you tell us about where you believe the individuals are now? >> we don't have any clear direction as to where they may have headed. we believe the children are with dimaggio. one or both of children. we're not even sure of that. we believe he was driving the nissan versa. at this point he may have switched vehicles. they may be taking public transportation. we don't know. >> there was a concern me may be headed to mexico or canada. obviously mexico because he was close to the border. why canada? >> i would be a logical for us to assume he would head towards mexico if he's on the run. it's so close. we're close to the border here. me may be trying to throw us off and head towards canada thinking
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that the canadian authorities and citizens in canada might not be looking for him in mexico. >> two people found dead in the rubble was miss anderson but another child. what can you tell us about that person in. >> we can just say it was a child. a child's remains found. we've not been able to identify the child. we don't know if the child was male or female. we're rushing dna analysis to get information if it's one of two children as soon as possible. >> thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> reporter: very intense man hunt. they are hoping to get out as much information as possible and hope that they can bring this to a resolution, happy resolution, soon. >> it's so tragic. do we know anything more about the relationship between the suspect and the mother? >> reporter: apparently he knew the kids according to member of the family.
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he knew the kids for many years since they were almost born. this is completely out of character for this person. they don't understand how this has happened. they are in great shock at the moment and trying to put together the pieces and trying to understand what happened. the father of these kids are coming in from another state. a lot of moving parts to this and police hoping they get a break as soon as possible. >> such a sad story. thank you. we appreciate it. we will continue to follow that story. a small pennsylvania town now, it prided itself on never making the headlines. at the center of another tragic story. a gunman walked in into a town hall meeting and opened fire. three people were killed after he started the shooting. police say it could have been worse if the shooter had actually not been stopped. poppy harlow is joining us from
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sailorsburg. what have we learned about the victims and how this came about? >> reporter: more and more evidence is pointing towards the fact and police say the suspected shooter was motivated by the fact there was a property dispute. he was kicked off his land and been fighting with the town about it for 20 years or so. he was very angry about it. went in behind me to this town hall meeting last night and just started shooting. we're told he shot about 28 pou rounds and went back to his car to get a smaller gun and shoot more. i want to talk about the victims. you have three people dead. james la guardia, 64 years old and dave fleetwood 62 years old and gerard died. when you talk about this story you have to talk about the heroism. it was two men who saved the
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lives of everyone else in there because they tackled the gunman to the ground. here is how police described it. >> this could have been much worse had we not had the quick actions of two individuals who interceded and stopped this from being much worse. >> reporter: i talked to the one of the men who did that. he didn't want he to use his name. he just did what he needed to do, brought the gunman to the ground. he and another man were able to hold him on the ground and tie his hands behind his head with a jacket until authorities could arrive. three death, three injuries but at least there were not more. >> i know he doesn't want to know attention but i'd love to know more about that guy. i hope the community will do something for him. it's extraordinary what he's done. thank you. really appreciate that.
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poppy reporting from pennsylvania. parts of the united states facing the threat of more severe weather today. this is a massive storm cloud. this is over king man county kansas. chad tell us what we're watching and seeing. that's pretty tough stuff. >> have high cloud tops. there's an awful lot of water in the cloud. if you have 11 miles of cloud, you can get a lot of rain coming down. that's what we had last night. notice that spot right there near the town of wanesville. it rains for hours. very heavy rainfall. flood warnings all the way across from alabama back into kansas. let me show you some pictures
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out of missouri that we're rolling in on. haven't seen too much about this but water rising. we have feet of rain coming down. this has been a wet season for a lot of people. you'll hear a lot of things about this saturated ground. no place for the water to go. now we're back into kansas seeing the water from over the weekend. it's just been one storm after another along a stationery front. like a stationery bicycle. these storms are popping up in the same spots. now the trees are saturated and the roots are wet. things will fall over. waynesville, this is missouri. that's six to 12 inches of rainfall through this area. 7.5 inches of rainfall in one
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day. that's just one day. it's been raining for weeks in this area. coming up, george w. bush has heart surgery. the road ahead up next. a bomb shell in the rumored romance between jfk and marilyn monroe. details this year. we know sharks can be terrifying but movies like "jaws" show that people also love them. as discovery channel's shark week keep proving over and over again, how it's big business behind the bite. how'd you d9 out of 10.iz today? 9 out of ten? that's great. ♪ nothing says, "i'm happy to see you too,"
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they discovered a blockage. the surgery was a success and the former president is in high spirits. he's expected to go home tomorrow. dr. sanjay gupta is on the phone with us. tell us about the procedure. >> it's a pretty commonly done procedure. you have a million people who have what's known as an angiogram every year. people have some sort of problem. they may be having chest pain or some sort of difficulty with exercise or something like that before they have a procedure like this. they end up either going to the doctor, getting a stress test or something. it's a pretty commonly done thing. >> having covered him for eight years he's a health fanatic. he used to run and he used to bike.
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he eats pretty healthy. how does something like there happen, a heart blockage? >> heart disease is still one of the biggest problems in the developed world and the biggest killer in men and women. everyone develops some degree of blockages or hardening of the arteries as they get older. it is common in people who are pretty healthy. we don't know his cholesterol level. all the things we talk about in terms of healthy diet and activity that those also play a very important role here. >> can you tell us about this procedure if it's risky at all. it sounds like you say it's pretty common. >> it is common. i think we have an animation to show this. someone is having a symptom whether pain while exercising or shortness of breathe. you're finding a blockage in the artery there and often times
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inflating a balloon to open up that artery. the stint is put in to hold that artery open longer term and sometimes it even has medicine in there to basically keep that artery from closing off again. commonly done thing. it's much more common over the last decade or so. >> sanjay, i know this is not something you don't treat the president, but when you see something like this is it a sign he might have heart problems in the future, potentially a heart attack if you see this blockage early on in. >> you'd think somebody who has heart disease will have a higher likelihood of developing problems down the road but you often find it can be true it's a bit of a wake up call. there are other things that could be tweaked. this is the time that people do that. he's at higher risk of heart disease having had this problem.
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he may be more likely to address things early on. >> all right. thanks as always for calling in and joining us. we appreciate it. the attack on 9/11 was terrorism but the government is calling the 2009 at ft. hood, texas workplace violence. one victim feels betrayed and let down. you think you take off all your make-up before bed.
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an army psychiatrist delivered his own opening statement. he told the panel i am the shooter. he's charged with killing 13 soldiers and wounding 32 others. this is back in 2009. he's acting as his own attorney during the court-martial. he could end up questioning some of the people he's accused of shooting. it's absolutely fascinating the fact he could question some of
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the victims. >> reporter: that's what a lot of victims are not looking forward to at this point. it's also not really clear how major hasan is going to conduct himself throughout the rest of this trial. the prosecutor opened up the trial this morning with an hour long opening statement meticulously and painfully detailing the path that major hasan carried out an how he attacked the soldiers in the building where 13 people were killed and more than 30 others wounded. then major hasan stood up and in less than a minute he said clearly the evidence will show i'm not the shooter. then he went onto talk about trying to create the perfect religion. he said the evidence will show i was on the wrong side as a u.s.
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soldier and i switched sides. clearly he's not interested in arguing against the facts that are laid out against him. trying to use this trial to make his own points he wants to make. we'll see to what extent he's able to do that. the judge has placed limitations on what he can argue. >> to be clear he said he's not the shooter, correct? >> he flat out admitted right out of the gate that he was the shooter. >> he is the shooter. okay. some of the victims of the shooting are upset because this was not classified as workplace violence, not terrorism. one of people that is upset about this police sergeant kimberly moneyley. she helped take down hasan. why are they calling this workplace violence and not terrorism. >> reporter: it comes down to
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benefits for some of these soldiers that have had to deal with the aftermath. what does not settle well with them is the fact that major hasan throughout all of this, which is now four years, has retained his rank as major and the salary benefits that come with that. lawsuits involved with all this as the courts try to figure all this out. it's one of these things that the victims and soldiers str left a b have left a bad taste. >> thank you for reporting from texas. prosecutors are calling him one of the most vicious, violent, calculating criminals to walk the streets of boston. james whitey bulger could soon find out his faith. machine [ engine revving ]
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. the state department has a message for americans in yemen, get out and get out now. this is following two suspected drone strikes that killed two al qaeda militants in yemen. the country is at the center of concerns about a possible terror
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attack. today, military planes carried about as many as 90 americans out of the country. the evacuation included nonemergency government workers as well as other americans. the u.s. embassy in yemen is closed this week because of concerns of a possible terror attack that could be imminent. 18 other embassies in the middle east and africa are closed. this has all the ingredients of a classic heist. this is a fancy hotel. this is in france and a thief making off with $136 million worth of jewels that belonged to a billionaire. nothing more than a smash and grab when the state pulled the gun, grabbed the jewels and ran. lloyds of london says it's willing to pay to get them back. it's put up a reward of $1.3 million for their safe return. now both sides have rested their case in the james whitey bulger trial.
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we're now in verdict watch. deliberations are under way. the prosecution portrayed him as a murderous thug who terrorized boston for years. the defense said he had immunity for some crimes. >> reporter: james bulger came face-to-face can members of his underworld. men he had not seen in over two decades brought in to testify against him. bookies talked about the thousand of dollars he had to pay him in weekly rent payments to stay in business. drug traffickers testified bulger put a loaded gun to his head before extorting a quarter million dollars for a piece of the business. it was bulger's former partners who took center stage. key eyewitnesss to the crimes they committed together or shared stories about after. hitman implicated bulger in 13
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murders describing his crime boss firing a machine gun to a victim he lured to a phone booth. mob enforcer saw him strangle a woman with his bare hands her eyes rolling into her head as lips turned blue. they described the perverse high bulger seemed to get after shooting and torturing his victims. one man begged if a bullet in the head after failing to strangle him with a thick rope. without doubt both he and bulger were fbi informants, the worst possible thing someone from south boston could be. a key prosecutor, fbi agents, state troopers all on bulger's payroll f payroll providing information on
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rivals and compromising investigations. he lost his temper several times when called an informant. the men he known so well he treated as if they were dead to him. defense lawyers suggested in the end it wasn't about finding bulger not guilty but holding the government accountable for fbi corruption nearly two decades ago. >> debra joins us from boston. this has been an amazing, fascinating trial to cover. the judge read the jury instructions this morning. what are the jurors considering? >> reporter: they're considering a whole range of charges including racketeering, extortion, money laundering, murder. they've had the case for a
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little under two hours. the jury was paying attention to a lot of colorful testimony. as you mentioned it was an interesting trial. whitey bulger will be there in case the jury sends out a note. everybody is staying pretty close to the door. >> finally, you've been covering this for quite some time. how have these jurors reacted to some of the gory details? >> reporter: a number of the jurors wiped tears from their eyes. there was a lot of emotional testimony. the victims family have been in the court. it put a face to the names that the jury is considering. this is the verdict form and next to the racketeering acts which are the murders, which is
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the names of the dead, al plumber, haloran. when they decide a murder has opinion proven or not proven they will know who it is they are talking about. >> thank you so much. we're on verdict watch. a florida school bus driver who witnessed three teens beating and stomping on a 13-year-old said intervening would only have made things worse. >> leave that boy alone. leave him alone. >> you hear him shouting there. the victim, the boy ended up with a broken arm and two black eyes. police say the kids were from a drop out prevention school and the victim was beaten up for telling the school one of teens tried to sell drugs to him. the driver called for help as required by school policy. police have now criticized him for not stepping in but the school and the prosecutors say the 64-year-old did nothing
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wrong. moody told piers morgan he did what he could. >> it's been policy that bus drivers do not jump in the middle. me jumping in would have been more dangerous for other students on the bus and myself. it's no telling what might have happened. >> moody retired two weeks after the attack. he says he's had many sleepless nights because of it and he wishes he could have done more. this, of course, what everybody is talking about. a story that could send a chill through any parent. this is two young boys away from moment home at a sleepover. both of them, these little boys killed in their sleep. police say the killer is an escaped 100-pound python. andrew spencer has the story. >> reporter: a friend of the two
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boys lives at this apartment above his father's pet store where he sells exotic reptiles. sometime after the two boys went to sleep one of the reptiles escaped. the police say a 100 pound python like this one escaped the enclosure and crawled through the ventilation system into the parking lot above the store and strangled a 5-year-old and a 7-year-old boy. >> the owner's son was there but wasn't in the same room that the two victims were. >> reporter: he sells exotic snakes. he says it's rare for a snake that big to escape. >> the snake is probably way underfed. for a snake to get out at that size it has to be really hundred hungry and not in good conditions. >> reporter: others are not surprised. >> the fact you have an apartment with animals below, the risk is there. >> reporter: there's a criminal investigation. a-rod was suspended for
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>> alex rodriguez. >> he was one of 13 players who are were punished by the league for taking performance enhancing drugs. the 38-year-old denies the accusation. of all the players he got the worse of the punishment. he cannot play for 211 games beginning on thursday. with an appeal the suspension will be on hold. >> obviously disappointing with the news today. no question about it. what we've always fought for is for the process and i think we had that. at some point we'll sit in front of an arbitor and give our case. that's as much as i feel comfortable telling you now. >> we'll talk about the process with lance. he's been following from the very beginning. you hear what he has to say.
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these players are randomly tested for banned drugs but never got a positive result. they're accused because they appear in this list of client nor this lab in miami. why did the tests not show they were using? >> the testings are imperfect and this illustrates that. they are administered randomly. you can beat them if you're dedicated to using banned drugs. if you get into banned drugs beating the test is your first goal. >> how is it that the tests aren't keeping up with the drugs that are used to mask the results? is there so much money in major league sports they don't want to spend the money to keep up with the cheaters? >> the way tests are done in all sports now is to check urine and blood. you have to be within a few days or weeks of the use of the substance depending on how fast it clears to catch it. scientists say other tests are possible that could be
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absolutely foolproof but developing them would cast maos millions of dollars and divert funds from curing diabetes. >> where does thleave baseball? is it a matter of a money issue? they don't have the money to out do the cheaters to get ahead of the tests? >> you have to give baseball some credit. ten years ago when the scandal broke there was nothing done about barry bonds, jason and the other admitted athletes involved. five years ago there was another scandal involving clinics in florida and baseball didn't do anything. the commissioner has taken a lot of criticism over the years and that's one of the take aways. >> in big picture what does this mean for sports in general when talk about being competitive here when you realize so many of
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these top players and perhaps the scores behind them are false. this is based on cheated performances. >> it makes being a sports fan a lot more complicated from back in the day. you kind of detach the game from its past. that was one of the pleasures comparing hank aaron to babe ruth. you can't do that anymore and it's one of signs of the time. i think baseball is trying to fix the problem. players are saying we want them to clean up the game. that wasn't beginning on five years ago either. >> thank you. amazon's founder makes a big purchase. he pays $250 million for the washington post. could this help the newspaper business survive? up next. you really couldn't have come at a better time.
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one of the country's most historic newspapers, "the washington post" is changing hands. jeff bezos spent 250 million of his own money to buy it. he's the guy who founded wow, i grew up reading "the washington post." it's one of my favorite papers. everybody wants to know what difference does this make? >> it's very interesting. people are asking is he using his sort of tech savviness to turn the papers around. all of these billionaires seem to have a soft spot for newspapers. a lot of them seem to enjoy the
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challenge of using their business savvy to revitalize it. this is an exciting time for newspapers. we've seen a drop in circulation which means they are a bargain investment and that could mean solid return if these billionaires could help turn them around. he's paying $250 million for the washington post. he's an ideal candidate to help the washington post transition fully into the digital age. another billionaire, the owner of the boston red sox buying the boston globe. this is really about him boosting his standing in the local community. he was able to get it for about 70 million which is 90% than what the new york times paid less for it about 20 years ago. people are saying this is more of a passion project. he wanted to ensure the city has a viable daily paper.
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>> there's a lot of debate whether or not this is a good thing or bad thing. obviously we're going to the digital age. you have newspapers that are folding. you have a new audience in a new way people are reading and getting their news. >> exactly. a lot of billionaires see this as a huge opportunity. they are saying as long as the price is right, you got a lot of newspapers struggling. the new york times bought the boston globe for a billion dollar and john bought it for $70 million. people are saying if the price is right people be buy them. a day of headache for people traveling around the world. the reservation system that's used by hundreds of airplanes broke down. it's been leading to all these delays here. the system is called sabre. it's back up and running. usually there's a ripple effect when things like this happen, as
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you can imagine. which had, i want to bring you in here to talk about that and the map behind you a little scary when you take a look at all those planes. >> it did not affect anyone in the air. it was just you on the ground. if you wanted to give a bag to the attendant and they were going to give you tag for it, they didn't know computer wise where it was going to go. they had to do it all by hand. it slowed everything down. 5,800 planes in the sky now. the good news is they're not this big. >> that's a good thing. >> you would never see sunshine if they were this big. everything is back up and normal. you may run into a few minute delay here or there. that does ripple effect because they have these things on a schedule. when the schedule goes down at all, the planes, the next one and the next one are five, ten, 15 minutes delayed as we finally
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so just how much did first lady jackie kennedy know about her husband, president john f. kennedy's long suspected affair with marilyn monroe. zoraida sambolin has the juicy details. >> reporter: never before have such details been heard about the relationship between president john f. kennedy, marilyn monroe, and the first lady. in a new book "these few precious days, the final year of jack with jackie" the author claims that the hollywood star let actually called jaclyn kennedy on the white house phone con fetsifessing to an affair s rumored to be having. the first lady allegedly responded by saying, that's great. you'll move into the white house and you'll assume the responsibilities of first lady and i'll move out and you'll have all the problems.
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>> the claim that marilyn monroe actually called jackie o at the white house, it does seem farfetched, but then again with marilyn monroe, seemingly anything was possible. >> reporter: the book also claims the breathy sex symbol sipping here in "some like it hot" confided all of the intimate details to a friend, convinced the president would leave jackie for her, even fantasizing, quote, can't you just see me as first lady? >> the idea that president kennedy would leave his beloved wife who the nation adored for a sort of aging movie star probably was a fantasy only in marilyn monroe's mind. >> reporter: the book also tells of jackie reportedly telling her doctor that of all her husband's alleged affairs, the one with marilyn was the most troubling. >> jackie kennedy, she was a smart political wife and she feared marilyn monroe not as somebody who would be
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emotionally intimate with president kennedy but, rather, somebody who could take down the administration in scandal and she viewed her as a loose cannon anden predictable. >> that was zoraida sambolin reporting. movies like "jaws," "powerful shows as discovery shows shark week. the big business behind the bite up next.
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got to love shark week. it is now back. yes, that's right. it is back. the discovery channel for the 26th year in a row. it's one of my favorite series. jake tapper is taking a look, whether you love them or are terrified of them. how you keep shark week swimming. >> reporter: sleek and agile. a beast that has evolved overtime to reach maximum effectiveness. it focuses on its target and at least once every summer it strikes millions of us with force. it's discovery channel's shark week, and for the 26th year the channel proves there is big business behind the bite. >> absolutely unbelievable. >> reporter: shark week over the years has meant hundreds of millions of dollars in ad revenue for discovery that allows the channel to draw a different demographic for the week, a younger, more aftfluent
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crowd. >> we are releasing snuffy. >> reporter: this year they're banking on snuffy only to be swallowed whole by a great white. when we visited discovery's headquarters in maryland, a prop snuffy was hanging proudly near mike sorenson, discovery's senior director of development who spoke to us from his shark week couch. >> snuffy has become this kind of icon out there with over 5 million hits online so, you know, i think for us it's really continuing to grow this outside of just a week of tv and really embrace the audience desire to watch sharks. >> reporter: this year discovery is diving even deeper into social media chumming the waters of facebook, twitter and youtube with links and promos for shark week programming and that doesn't even include the cross promotions like tom shoes selling this limited edition pair, giving $5 from each to oceana, a conservation
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organization. >> people are out there having shark week parties. last week we heard about a shark week drinking game. people plan their vacations around shark week. i think this year more than any other year we took everything into perspective and launched a much morrow bust campaign. >> reporter: what's all the fuss over fins? sure we know they're scary. spielburg taught us that. and we know their very presence can make the most ridiculous movie a hit, thanks, "sharknado." what is it about shark week that causes the public to sink its teeth year after year into discovery's bait? is it this year's shark cam that tracks them through the depths or is it "shark after dark," the live late night show making its debut this year? >> there's so much about sharks we just don't know, so many mysteries left to be solved. i think that curiosity is what fuels our shows that we make. that's really the driver for us.
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>> reporter: despite grabbing viewers with the blood and guts footage that many says demonizes their cash cows, they say conserving sharks is truly at the heart of the event. that and, well, ratings, of course. this year's shark week is already breaking rating's records. sunday night's review had 5 million viewers. it's the highest rated show in the 26 year of the series. jake tapper, cnn, washington. >> i am one of those people who is a loyal follow lower. the guy with discovery channel was sitting on a shark couch. it had a fin and everything. shark week this week. take a look at this as well. workers in montreal trying to remove a backhoe from a big sinkhole that opened up on a city street. wow, you see it there. the backhoe's operator wasn't actually seriously hurt but it was taken to a hospital to be checked out. nobody else was at the site because the street was closed for construction work
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